Firearms in the United States

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Statista dossier about firearms in the United States

This dossier presents graphs and tables about firearms in the United States. It focuses on general gun possession, gun manufacturing and trade, as well as firearm related crime.

Table of contents

  • 1. Firearm ownership
    • Gun ownership in the U.S. 1972-2017

    • Gun ownership in the U.S. 2017, by gender

    • Gun ownership in the U.S. 2017, by ethnicity

    • Gun ownership in the U.S. 2017, by age

    • Gun ownership in the U.S. 2017, by education level

    • Firearm ownership rate, by household income U.S. 2014

    • Firearm ownership rate, by proximity to urban centers U.S. 2017

    • Gun ownership in the U.S. 2017, by region

    • Gun ownership in the U.S. 2017, by party affiliation

    • Number of registered weapons in the U.S. in 2018, by state

  • 2. Firearm production and sale
    • Number of firearms manufactured in the U.S. from 1986 to 2016

    • Number of total firearms manufactured in the U.S. in 2016, by firearm category

    • Economic impact of U.S. sporting arms and ammunition industry 2017

    • Number of exported firearms manufactured in the U.S. from 1986 to 2016

    • Number of exported firearms manufactured in the U.S. in 2016, by firearm category

    • Number of imported firearms to the U.S. from 1986 to 2017

    • Number of imported firearms to the U.S. in 2017, by firearm category

    • NICS background checks performed in the U.S. 1998-2017

    • NICS background checks done by U.S. firearms licensees 2017, by state

    • NICS background check rate per 100,000 residents 2017, by state

    • Reasons for firearm purchase denial following an NICS background check 2018

  • 3. Firearm related crime, deaths and injuries
    • Number of homicides by firearm in the U.S. 2006-2016

    • Homicides by firearm in the U.S. 2006-2016

    • Homicide by firearm rate in the U.S. 2006-2016

    • Murders involving firearms in the U.S. in 2016, by state

    • Murder in the US - number of victims by weapon 2016

    • Worst mass shootings in the U.S., as of June 2018

    • Mass shootings in the U.S.: legality of shooter's weapons, as of June 2018

    • Deaths by firearm-related injuries in the U.S. 1970-2015

    • Deaths by firearm-related injuries in the U.S. 1970-2015 by gender

    • Male deaths by firearm-related injuries 1970-2015, by ethnicity

    • Firearms discovered by screeners at U.S. airports 2005-2017

  • 4. Public opinion on firearms
    • U.S. public opinion on the strictness of laws covering firearms sale 1990-2017

    • U.S. public opinion on a law that bans private handgun possession 1990-2017

    • Generation gap on social issues - attitude towards gun control in the U.S.

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